... for the Professional Resume Writers' Association on "plain vanilla" formats and outlined the new "rules" for scannable resumes, based on the book Electronic Resume Revolution written by Joyce Lain Kennedy and Thomas J. Morrow (1994; John Wiley & Sons).
I continued researching the electronic job market and wrote two books, including Jumpstart Your Online Job Search (Prima Publishing) and eResumes: Everything You Need to Know (McGraw Hill; coauthored with Susan Britton Whitcomb). And now – with the subsequent widespread adoption of e-resumes and electronic processing systems – most active job seekers find that they will need multiple resumes:
- MS Word resume in a "compatible" format that can be uploaded, attached, and printed
- Plain text resume for cutting and pasting into online forms and populating your Linkedin profile
- PDF resume
As a design and formatting service, CareerFolios does admittedly offer shades of grey resumes, but our forté is custom designed resume brochures, web resumes, and resumes with QR codes, color, monograms, photos, quotes, and custom type.
These stylized resumes are ideal for self-promotion and networking. While they won't replace your "shades of grey" resume, they are a unique way to promote your brand and spice-up your personal marketing efforts.
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